On August 11, Panera Bread announced a unique commitment to the wellbeing of children: they will not use toys, characters, or other enticements to sell their kids’ meals, and they’re challenging other restaurants to do the same. Their pledge is part of a broader Kids Meal Promise, which aims to reshape the way people think about kids’ food.
We applaud Panera for recognizing that kids’ healthy eating habits aren’t just about what they eat, but also how and why. Without gimmicks and giveaways, children can learn to choose foods for the right reasons. And parents and kids alike can enjoy meals where the focus is on family and food, not cartoon characters and toys. Read more >
Unplug & Play
Many parents are concerned about the amount of time their children spend with screens. And with good reason! Research shows that screen time gets in the way of activities known to be good for young children, like playing creatively and interacting with caring grownups. And kids who spend less time with screens fall asleep faster, sleep longer, eat healthier, and get more exercise.
Changing children’s screen habits can be a challenge for both kids and parents. That’s why we created “7 Parent-Tested Tips to Unplug and Play,” strategies for getting young kids to spend less time with screens from real parents who have done it and noticed a world of difference. Read More >